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bcoleman74

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Hello all. Looking for a little help. I live in Riverside, and there is some really strange stuff going on with the police in this area for some time now. What scanner should I buy that I can p/u police, fire. EMS, WPAFB police? I'm not sure what system Riverside is on, so I'm not sure what to buy, I have about $500 to spend, and want something good, portable, and I can keep for a few years do to change in radio systems being used now. Any advice will be great.

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Not from that area, but the new Uniden BC346HP is the newest handheld scanner that is capable of scanning most of Ohio... and you are in luck, it is exactly $500
 

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I have a slight correction to the response above. The newest Uniden is a BC436HP. The 346XT will not track P25 system, such as the new statewide MARCS-IP system.
 

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Riverside can easily be heard on the Montgomery County system which is still analog.
WPAFB is an analog UHF system using digital voice (P-16).

As above, I would recommend one of the new Unidens as MontCo is in negotiations to possibly join the MARCS-IP system
which is a true digital system (P-25).
 
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bcoleman74

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Will one of these new scanners still p/u the analog radio transmissions? What is a good analog unit that can be purchased to p/u Montgomery County until they do the switch to MARCS-IP system?
 
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